Opt out of data sharing - your choices
As a patient, you have choices about how your data is used.
Please use the link below for more information:-
DATA SHARING CHOICES - Type 1 opt-out or National data opt-out (NDOO)
If you would like to speak to someone about this please ring 0300 3035678
Flu Clinics 2021/22
It's that time of year again - it is important for eligible patient's (over 65's and patients with specific clinical conditions), to come and get their flu vaccination.
We are now running clinics and we have flu jabs in stock now so if you are over 65 or clinically eligible please ring the practice to book in!
Home Blood Pressure Monitoring
One in three adults has high blood pressure and every day 350 people have a preventable stroke or heart attack caused by the condition. Measuring your blood pressure at home is very useful, and is an important part of managing high blood pressure. If you monitor your blood pressure please forward your readings to the practice every six months and we can update your medical record. This can be done by emailing the practice your readings with your name on email@example.com
Needles (sharps disposal)
Where a person treats themselves in their home, it is their responsibility to dispose of any clinical waste in a responsible way. This should be by using a sharps bin and taking this to a disposal point. Sharps bins larger than 1 litre will not normally be accepted at participating disposal points.
Sharps bins are plastic containers designed for the safe disposal of hazardous waste. Sharps bins are available on prescription from your doctor. They can take needles, empty syringes, empty insulin cartridges and lancets. Some patients use ‘B-D safe clip' devices to remove the needle from the syringe. This does not need to be done if the needle and syringe are put straight into the sharps bin.
Where patients are prescribed sharps boxes by their GP they can take the full boxes back to their GP for disposal provided the practice is registered with the Environment Agency to accept this waste – Spa and Salters practices are registered to accept waste. Sharps disposal points are listed below.
53-61 Ombersley Street East, Droitwich
36 Corbett Avenue, Droitwich
St Mary's Pharmacy
Farmers Way, Westlands, Droitwich
Please note as of March 2019 the practice cannot accept the reason for booking any appointment, telephone consultation or home visit as/or along the lines of 'personal, private or the doctor knows'. This is a decision that has been made by the partners at the Spa Medical Practice
Please be reassured all practice staff are bound by strict confidentiality guidelines and this has decision has been implemented by the partners to ensure patients receive the most appropriate care. (March 2019)
We are proud to launch our Neighbourhood Social Prescriber Service in Droitwich & Ombersley
On side are delighted to be working in partnership with Spa Medical Practice to deliver the exciting new Neighbourhood Social Prescribing service.
Social Prescribing recognises that many of life’s problems can make you unwell or make health conditions harder to deal with. Medical interventions and treatment may only be part of the solution.
Social Prescribing can provide other options by linking patients with sources of support within the community to improve their health and wellbeing.
The Social Prescriber will work with patients to explore what is important to them and what are the issues, difficulties and challenges they face. They can then support the patient to access services and activities in their local community.
This can include a wide range of options, for example, advice and information on housing, finance and benefits support in to education and learning, healthy lifestyle advice and social activities and mentoring.
Patients can speak to their GP or another member of the practice team to get a referral to the Neighbourhood Social Prescriber
New to Droitwich Spa? We will be happy to register you as a new NHS patient
If you have recently moved to Droitwich Spa and are looking to register with a friendly local GP then call in to The Spa Medical Practice.
We are conveniently located in the centre of the town on the right hand side of Droitwich Medical Centre, Ombersley Street East, post code WR9 8RD.
Simply call in to The Spa Medical Practice and ask for a New Patient Registration form.
Or go to our website registrations page www.spamedical.co.uk/page1.aspx?p=4&t=1
Have your say - please join our Patient Group
Contact Lynnette Taplin - Operations Manager on 01905 777511 for further details or click on the application form to join the group Patient Group Questionnaire and return it to the front desk.
We need patient views, input and involvement to help identify areas and priorities with a view to improve the quality of services provided by the practice, participate in short surveys and to discuss proposed changes.